Last week my entire town lost power for five days (some areas even longer) due to a huge ice storm that came through. As a result of the power outage, the fish that I had for just over three years all died. I had no where to go with them, and my ‘back up’ power supply [a battery box thing] died on day two of the outage.
I miss those fish, despite how much work they were to maintain.
But, after careful consideration, I’ve decided I’m not going to get more fish, instead, I’m going to fulfill one of my childhood dreams and get a pet tortoise. Technically they might not be ‘easier’ to maintain, but at least I will be able to take care of them in the case of, lets say, an extended mid-winter power outage.
I intend on getting a tortoise hatchling, I intend on having the tortoise for essentially the rest of my life - but I want to have it from it’s baby stage.
So the TSA just released this video for kids… it is uncomfortable to watch.
Also, is the opening scene of the “airport” a phallic symbol?
You Are a Rogue Device - A New Apparatus Capable of Spying On You Has Been Installed in Downtown Seattle, and No One Wants to Talk About It - Feature stories on Seattle News, Politics, Arts and Culture. The Stranger covers Seattle and National News with a voice you can’t find anywhere else.
If you’re walking around downtown Seattle, look up: You’ll see off-white boxes, each one about a foot tall with vertical antennae, attached to utility poles. If you’re walking around downtown while looking at a smartphone, you will probably see at least one—and more likely two or three—Wi-Fi networks named after intersections: “4th&Seneca,” “4th&Union,” “4th&University,” and so on. That is how you can see the Seattle Police Department’s new wireless mesh network, bought from a California-based company called Aruba Networks, whose clients include the Department of Defense, school districts in Canada, oil-mining interests in China, and telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia.
Seattle Police detective Monty Moss, one of the leaders of the mesh-network project—one part of a $2.7 million effort, paid for by the Department of Homeland Security—wrote in an e-mail that the department “is not comfortable answering policy questions when we do not yet have a policy.” But, Detective Moss added, the SPD “is actively collaborating with the mayor’s office, city council, law department, and the ACLU on a use policy.” The ACLU, at least, begs to differ: “Actively collaborating” is not how they would put it. Jamela Debelak, technology and liberty director of the Seattle office, says the ACLU submitted policy-use suggestions months ago and has been waiting for a response.
According to the new book “Double Down,” in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes.